Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre

Identity area

Identifier

RMDC

Authorized form of name

Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Rossland Historical Museum Association
  • Rossland Historical Museum and Archives Association

Type

  • Museum;Historical Society

Contact area

 

Joelle Hodgins, Director Primary contact

Type

Address

Street address

1100 Hwy 3B (Junction of Hwys 3B and 22)

Locality

Rossland

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

Telephone

250-362-7722, North America toll-free 1-888-448-7444

Fax

Email

Note

Type

Mailing Address

Address

Street address

P.O. Box 26

Locality

Rossland

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

V0G 1Y0

Telephone

Fax

Email

URL

Note

Description area

History

The Rossland Historical Museum & Archives Association was established by the Rossland Rotary Club in the basement of the Rossland Court House in 1954 and was incorporated under the BC Societies Act in March of 1955. The present museum was built on the site of the Black Bear Mine in 1967 as a Canadian Centennial project thanks to many dedicated community members. The underground mine tour of the Black Bear Mine ran from 1967 to 2010. In 2014 the museum name was changed to the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Our archival holdings document the history of Rossland and the adjacent Trail Creek mining district. Cominco Ltd. and the West Kootenay Power are also included because both were created to serve the Rossland mines. The collection includes material relating to the municipality, school, hospital, court house, businesses, family histories, skiing, and other sports.

Buildings

Holdings

480 linear feet of textual records
Inclusive Dates: 1895 to present
Predominant Dates: 1895-1920
Maps: over 472 maps
Photographs: approximately 10,000 photographs in our permanent collection.

Finding aids, guides and publications

The Archives section of the Website archives provides general information about the archival operation and a list of its archival holdings. https://www.rosslandmuseum.ca/

Access area

Opening times

September to May - Tuesday to Sat 10am to 5pm

June to August - Daily 10am to 6pm

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised by BCANS Coordinator, March 20, 2011, March 31, 2019

Language(s)

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Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

1100 Hwy 3B (Junction of Hwys 3B and 22)
Rossland, BC
CA